Every July, the premier thriller writers from around the world convene at the Grand Hyatt—a hotel connected to Grand Central Terminal—in New York City for ThrillerFest, a multi-day convention filled with panels, camaraderie, and more than a few cocktails. It’s a yearly tradition for many authors, and like any good… Read more
In The Malta Exchange by Steve Berry, the pope is dead. A conclave to select his replacement is about to begin. Cardinals are beginning to arrive at the Vatican, but one has fled Rome for Malta in search of a document that dates back to the fourth century and Constantine… Read more
Steve Berry’s latest audiobook is not your typical thriller on audio. In The Malta Exchange, Berry once again teams up with Macmillan Audio to bring listeners an expanded, annotated Writer’s Cut edition of the story. This means that in between chapters read by beloved narrator Scott Brick, Berry himself chimes… Read more
A deadly race for the Vatican’s oldest secret fuels Steve Berry’s latest international Cotton Malone thriller, The Malta Exchange. Enter for a chance to win one of 50 advanced copies!
What do you do when you come across top-secret documents that could change the course of history? Settle your nerves with this week's Pick Your Poison—where we create a cocktail inspired by a recently published mystery, thriller, or crime novel—the “Cotton Paloma” cocktail, inspired by Steve Berry's prequel Cotton Malone… Read more
The Bishop's Pawn by Steve Berry is the 13th book in the Cotton Malone series (available March 20, 2018). Steve Berry is a New York Times and internationally bestselling author who has more than 20 million books in print, translated into 40 languages. These include 13 novels featuring protagonist Cotton… Read more
Every Wednesday, we here at Criminal Element will put together a list of Staff Picks of the books that published the day before—sharing the ones that we are looking forward to reading the most! This week, Steve Berry's latest Cotton Malone thriller combines with the final completed Mickey Spillane novel… Read more
Read an excerpt from Steve Berry's upcoming Cotton Malone thriller, The Bishop's Pawn!
The Bishop's Pawn by Steve Berry is the 13th book in the Cotton Malone series (available March 20, 2018). History notes that the ugly feud between J. Edgar Hoover and Martin Luther King Jr., marked by years of illegal surveillance and the accumulation of secret files, ended on April 4,… Read more
What happens if both the president and vice-president-elect die before taking the oath of office? The answer is far from certain—in fact, what follows would be nothing short of total political chaos. Get a digital copy of Steve Berry's 11th Cotton Malone thriller, The 14th Colony, for only $2.99 through… Read more